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Campaign coat (jinbaori)
陣羽織 江戸時代
Place of Origin: Japan
Date: approx. 1800-1868
Historical Period: Edo period (1615-1868)
Materials: Patterned silk with gilded paper threads and wool with fur, ivory buttons, and braided silk
Dimensions: W. 24 in x L. 39 in, W. 60.9 cm x L. 99.0 cm at shoulders
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: 1988.38
On Display: No

Description

Label:

陣羽織 江戸時代

Campaign vests were worn by high-ranking samurai over their armor. The large armholes and center slit allowed the wearer maximum movement.

The bright colors, bold design, and precious materials were intended to make a striking impression on the battlefield or in ceremonies. This vest is made of a red wool fabric treated and shrunk to give it a dense, felted finish. The vest is then lined with silk brocade. The front lapels are turned out and held with ivory buttons and knotted silk cords; the epaulets are fur.


Label:

陣羽織 江戸時代

Campaign vests were worn by high-ranking samurai over their armor. The large armholes and center slit allowed the wearer maximum movement.

The bright colors, bold design, and precious materials were intended to make a striking impression on the battlefield or in ceremonies. This vest is made of a red wool fabric treated and shrunk to give it a dense, felted finish. The vest is then lined with silk brocade. The front lapels are turned out and held with ivory buttons and knotted silk cords; the epaulets are fur.